Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Get to know Johns Hopkins University

School Profile

Urban campus setting

5,318 undergraduate students

1,310 first-year students

26% first-generation and/or limited income college students


37,156 applicants

99% admitted students in top 10% of high school class

SAT Middle 50%: 1520-1560

ACT Middle 50%: 34-35


54 majors and 52 minors

Student-to-faculty ratio 6:1

Average class size is 23 

Introduction to Johns Hopkins University

Students at Johns Hopkins University explore the ideas that interest them, connect with people who inspire them, and make discoveries that can change their life—and the world. Since its founding, the Hopkins community has made extraordinary discoveries, advanced innovative solutions, and created a space where all students can see their ideas come to fruition. 

Supported by peers and faculty who are leaders in their fields, students are motivated by a culture of fearless curiosity and a pursuit of knowledge. Hopkins faculty have written groundbreaking books, invented life-saving devices, explored the reaches of the solar system, and received the Nobel Prize. They’re drawn to Hopkins for the opportunity to work with top undergraduate students in and out of the classroom. Through First-Year Seminars and one-on-one mentorship, Hopkins students develop meaningful connections and refine their intellectual passions.

Hopkins students benefit from learning foundational abilities like expository writing, scientific reasoning, and quantitative analysis. They build a curriculum that’s uniquely theirs from courses across five academic areas: the humanities, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and quantitative and mathematical sciences. With their flexible curriculum and the ability to double-major/minor, students at Hopkins build their own interdisciplinary academic paths. They are encouraged to think about how they learn and make connections between subjects when exploring their interests. 98% of Hopkins students put their learning into practice through hands-on experiences, like research and internships. 

The Center for Student Success helps first-generation and limited-income students thrive through coaching, mentoring, collaborations with campus partners, and community-building programs. A network of advisors, faculty mentors, and peer groups helps cultivate a supportive community so students can design the college experience that’s right for them.

As leaders, creators, and innovators, Hopkins students are engaged members of the community. Students are a vital part of enduring university traditions like Blue Jay Opening Day, Lighting of the Quads, and Spring Fair that bring the entire Hopkins campus together to celebrate the community. With over 400 student-run organizations, Hopkins creates abundant opportunities for students to network with peers, faculty, and staff, while connecting students to resources to help them navigate and take advantage of experiential learning opportunities. Hopkins becomes more than a university for its students; it’s a place they call home for four years.

100 %

of Fortune 100 Companies employ Hopkins graduates.

97 %

of Hopkins students who apply are admitted into Law School, and 80% of Hopkins students who apply are admitted into Medical School.

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